Varsity Hockey Bounces Back from 3 Game Slump

The Belmont Hill Varsity Hockey team’s season is well underway. As January closes and February begins, the team has played 19 games so far in the season. Their record stands at a solid 11 wins, 4 losses, and 4 ties. In the early stages of the season, the team competed in the annual Lawrenceville Tournament in New Jersey, placing third. The squad features seasoned veterans and captains, David Giunta and Brian Matthews, alongside new members such as freshman goalie Conor Hopkins. The team got off to a fast start with an exhilarating overtime win over one of the team’s many ISL rivals, Nobles. However, the team has hit a bit of a slump as of late, tying three straight games against Governor’s, St. Mark’s, and St. Paul’s.

The team was determined to bounce back, and that is exactly what they did on January 27 against Brooks, earning a crucial win over the team that defeated Belmont Hill in the Large School Championship in last year’s NEPSAC tournament. The team continued with their winning ways with an enormous 5-3 win over highly-ranked Cushing Academy.  Most recently they won a close one against Lawrence but lost a heartbreaker to Rivers, 6-5. From here on out, the team looks to finish strong and cement their place in one of NEPSAC’s highly coveted tournaments.

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